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Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University


The Clerc Center, a federally funded national deaf education center, ensures that the diverse population of deaf and hard of hearing students (birth through age 21) in the nation are educated and empowered and have the linguistic competence to maximize their potential as productive and contributing members of society. This is accomplished through early access to and acquisition of language, excellence in teaching, family involvement, research, identification and implementation of best practices, collaboration, and information sharing among schools and programs across the nation.


Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Early Intervention Elementary Hearing Impairment High School Middle School Parent/Family Preschool Professional Development Professional Resources